Contesting justice : women, Islam, law, and society / Ahmed E. Souaiaia.

Souaiaia, Ahmed E.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008.
xiv, 195 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Islamic law -- Philosophy.
Islamic law -- Methodology.
Koran -- Hermeneutics.
Polygamy (Islamic law)
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Islamic law)
Islamic law -- Social aspects.
Legal absolutism and ethical relativism
To know or not to know : the basis of acts
Cognition through models and paradigms
The domain of ethics and the law
Chronology of Islamic thought
Ethics, morality, and the law
Determining God's position
Core and marginal sanctions
Emotion and law in the Qurʾānic discourse
Threats, incentives, and piety
Crime and punishment
Basis for the practice of polygamy
On the methodological and historical assumptions
Methodological and disciplinary precedence
Polygamy in the historical context
The philology of polygamy
Women in Islamic law of inheritance
The Qurʾānic and interpretive dichotomy
The legal and exegetical treatment of the verses on inheritance
Women, justice, and interpretation : the principle of `Awl
Explicitness, consensus, and interpretation
Shares and heirs per blind survey
Description of data collection
Explanation and interpretation of data
Women in modern times
Discussion: Linking polygamy and inheritance : disadvantaging women by the numbers
Discussing the status of women
Other contested perspectives
Bespoke justice versus tyranny of majoritism
Inclusion and exclusion of women.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-190) and index.
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079147397X (hardcover : alk. paper)
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